Pastor Kaye's Blog

We’ve got PRIDE!

Allow me to take a moment of personal privilege to thank all of the Sacred Journeys folks who marched in the Racine Pride Parade with me on Sunday. I was deeply moved that so many of you turned out in support of equal rights for LGBT folks and in support of your somewhat nervous pastor who spoke at the end. You have no idea how proud I am of who we are as a community of open-minded Christians.  I didn’t realize how hard it would be for me to speak publicly (outside of our safe space on Sunday mornings) about some of the challenges I’ve faced as well as the invisibility of being LGBT. The scars of those who hurt or betrayed me remain, along with the scars of those who chose to be silent and in their silence spoke loud and clear. As we approach the 4th of July, a holiday to celebrate freedom, it is hard for me to truly celebrate because there are many in this country (and not just the LGBT community) who still do not know true freedom. Freedom is about not living in fear. Fear of who you are, who you love, where your next meal will come from, who will care for you when you get old, or what language you speak. I have hope that one day the voices of justice and love, inclusion and acceptance will win out over the voices of hatred and ignorance. I have hope that one day all will know freedom and peace. ~ Kaye

Kaye speaking at the end.

Our crew walking with pride!

More beautiful people marching with us!




We have such awesome kids!

Our two Marilyns!